2020 applications period now closed. Inductees will be announced Spring 2020. 

Accepting applications for 2021, deadline February 5th 2021 at 5 PM. 

Submit your nomination here! 


The Dayton Region Walk of Fame was established in 1996 as this community is rich with individuals who have made their mark regionally, nationally and often, internationally. The Walk of Fame exists to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments and to share our pride with the rest of the world.

Individual granite pavers line the sidewalks of the Wright Dunbar Business District, the area where the Wright brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar once lived, with descriptions of inductees and their unique contributions to the Dayton region landscape. New inductees are welcomed at a celebration each fall. We encourage your participation in the process!

Nomination Criteria

Nominees for the Walk of Fame (living or deceased) must have made outstanding contributions and provided significant leadership in one or more of the following areas:

Arts and Culture     Aviation       Business/Corporate      Community Service           Education

Entertainment/Media         Environment      Government/Military       Invention/Innovation

Significant Personal Achievement          Medicine        Philanthropy      Science           Sports Law

Nominees must be individuals or non-profit groups from the Dayton Region, or individuals or non-profit groups who have spent a significant amount of time in the Dayton Region. The Judging Committee will make final selections based on how the nominee’s accomplishments have made an enduring impact on our local community, our region, the nation and/or the world. The Dayton Region is defined as Montgomery County and any county that shares a common boundary with Montgomery County (Greene, Clark, Miami, Preble, Darke, Butler and Warren counties).

The nomination form and narrative, along with any accompanying materials must be emailed to daytonwalkoffamejudges@gmail.com NOTE: Nominations will be considered active for three years from the date of submission after which a new form must be submitted.

If the nominee is selected, the nominator agrees to assist and work with Wright-Dunbar Inc. in contacting the nominee, or family representative (if nominee is deceased). This assistance shall include help in obtaining photos, and other information to provide the appropriate recognition of the nominee at the Walk of Fame luncheon.

Nominators of those nominees selected by the judges for inclusion in the Dayton Region Walk of Fame will be notified on or about May 1, 2020.  If your nominee was not selected, the nomination will be considered for the next 2 years.  

Prior to emailing the form to the above email address, the nominators shall save their nomination form as a Word or PDF file titled “Nominee’s Name WOF Nomination form” and any supplemental attachment information shall be saved as a Word or PDF file titled “Nominee’s Name WOF Attachments”. 

 An annual induction ceremony and luncheon will be held in October 2020 for all 2020 inductees.  For additional information, please contact us by calling 937-470-2121.

For more information about the Walk of Fame please contact us at daytonwalkoffamejudges@gmail.com

For more information about the Walk of Fame, or to order a Self-Guided Walking Tour Brochure, please contact us at info@wright-dunbar.org.

2021 Dayton Walk of Fame Nomination Form

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